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family saga series  (historical fiction)

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The list author says: "The family saga is a genre of literature which follows generations of a family (and/or interconnected families) through a period of history (typically represented in a series of novels). Books listed are the first volume of each indicated series. Most of them can be classified as "historical fiction" since actual historical events and persons are woven throughout.

Please also take a look at this great list of historical fiction series which includes a Family Saga section:

http://1mpages.com/HistoricalFiction.html"
Evergreen
Evergreen
""Stern-Werner" 4 book series. Intertwined lives of two families in America; an aristocratic German-Jewish family, and a poor immigrant from Poland.  Timeframe spans from turn of the 16th century to the 1960s and Vietnam War."
Jalna
Jalna
""Jalna (of Whiteoak)" series of 16.  Tells the story of one hundred years of the Canadian Whiteoak family covering from 1854 to 1954."
City of Dreams: A Novel of Nieuw Amsterdam and Early Manhattan
City of Dreams: A Novel of Nieuw Amsterdam and Early Manhattan
""The City of Dreams" 4+?  Series follows the intermingled lives of two families from the mid-17th to late 18th century in the Dutch ruled island of Nieuw Amsterdam (later known as Manhattan Island)."
Beyond the Sea of Ice: The First Americans, Book 1
Beyond the Sea of Ice: The First Americans, Book 1
""First Americans" 12 book series.  Set in pre-historic Ice Age.  Features nomadic Asian family's migration from Siberia to, and settlement in America. Three different families/ancestors are featured at different times in the series."
Prisons: Book I of the Beulah Quintet (Beulah Quintet/Mary Lee Settle, Bk 1)
Prisons: Book I of the Beulah Quintet (Beulah Quintet/Mary Lee Settle, Bk 1)
""Beulah" series of 5.  Tells of the roots of American culture, class and identity; tracing three hundred years of three families from Cromwell's England to a West Virginia Valley"
The Bastard (The Kent Family Chronicles)
The Bastard (The Kent Family Chronicles)
""Kent Family Chronicles" (aka "The American Bicentennial") 8 book series spans time from the American Revolution to the turn of 20th century in America.  Features multi-generations of the Kent family and their connections with historical events throughout the series time span."
The Exiles
The Exiles
""Australian" series of 12.  Chronicles the experiences of early transported prisoners ala pioneers to Australia in the 18th-20th century.  (See also Australian family saga "Outback" series of 6 by Aaron Fletcher, and "Bird/Duffy" 4 series  by Peter Watt.)"
Dawn's Early Light
Dawn's Early Light
""Williamsburg" series of 7.  Spans 170 years of two Williamsburg Virginia families, and their English relatives from time of the American Revolution to WWII."
Trail of the Spanish Bit: Spanish Bit Saga, Number 1 (The Spanish Bit Saga)
Trail of the Spanish Bit: Spanish Bit Saga, Number 1 (The Spanish Bit Saga)
"The "Spanish Bit Saga" series of 29.  Features the adventures of lost 16th century Spanish explorers (who are adopted by the Elk Dog Indian peoples of the American Central Plains) and their descendants."
Into the Wilderness
Into the Wilderness
""Wilderness" saga of 6.  Story of the immediate family (Nathanial Bonner) and descendents of Hawkeye (from "The Last of the Mohicans") in the New York state frontier. Series spans 1792 through 1824.   Historical romance crossover."
Shanghai
Shanghai
"The "China Coast" trilogy set in China.  Series begins with a young Englishman's arrival in 1903 Shanghai and follows his dynasty-building descendents through Chinese history to 1984 as British and Chinese negotiate the fate of Hong Kong."
Adelsverein: The Gathering (Book One of the Adelsverein Trilogy)
Adelsverein: The Gathering (Book One of the Adelsverein Trilogy)
""Adelsverein" trilogy.  Series features the migration of several German families from the Old Country to the Texas wilderness, their settlement and establishment of community.  Set 1840 through the American Civil War."
Emigrants: The Emigrant Novels Book 1 (The Emigrant Novels / Vilhelm Moberg, Book 1)
Emigrants: The Emigrant Novels Book 1 (The Emigrant Novels / Vilhelm Moberg, Book 1)
""Emigrant" series of 4.  Saga of Swedish immigrant families as they settle in the American frontier mid-west (Minnesota) in the 19th century."
Almonds and Raisins
Almonds and Raisins
""Almond and Raisins" trilogy.  Features the experiences three generations of a Jewish family who flee Eastern Europe (Russia) at the turn of the 20th century and settle in  England.  Series spans 1905 through post-WWII.  (See also the "Zion" multi-volume series by Bodie Thoene.)"
High Tide at Noon (Tide Trilogy)
High Tide at Noon (Tide Trilogy)
""Bennett’s Island" series of 9.  The series chronicles the hard life of a lobstering family from an island off Maine. Set from the 1930's through the time of the Vietnam War"
The Founding (Morland Dynasty)
The Founding (Morland Dynasty)
""Morland Dynasty" 34+ series.  Spans multi-generations of the Morland family of York, England, and their national and international relatives and associates.  Storyline spans 1430s to contemporary times."
Windhaven Plantation
Windhaven Plantation
""Windhaven" 14 volume series.  A chronicle of the Bouchard family dynasty from 1789 revolutionary France to the American Old South (Alabama)."
The Crown and the Crucible (The Russians, Book 1)
The Crown and the Crucible (The Russians, Book 1)
""Russian" series of 7.  Story of the inextricably intertwined lives of two families in pre-revolutionary Russia.  Historical romance crossover."
The Forsyte Saga (Oxford World's Classics)
The Forsyte Saga (Oxford World's Classics)
"“The Forsyte Chronicles” contains 3 trilogies and 2 "interludes".  Chronicles the lives of three generations of an upper-middle-class London family obsessed with money and respectability.  Spans the Victorian, Edwardian, and post-World War I eras.  (See also "Cazalet Chronicle" 4some by Elizabeth Jane Howard, "Swann Family" trilogy by R.F. Delderfield.)"
The Immigrants
The Immigrants
""The Immigrants" (aka "Lavette Family") series of 6.  Features a French/Italian immigrant family from Europe as they arrive at NY, and establish in America (California). Also intertwines the lives of three other immigrant families (Italian, Irish, and Chinese).  Series begins early 20th century."
The Honorable Imposter: 1620 (The House of Winslow #1)
The Honorable Imposter: 1620 (The House of Winslow #1)
""The House of Winslow" 40 book series.  Chronicles the Winslow family from their Mayflower journey, on through American history until World War II.  (See also "American Family Portrait" aka "Morgan Family" series of 9 by Jack Cavanaugh.)"
Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy, Volume 1
Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy, Volume 1
"The "Cairo" trilogy.  The trilogy follows the life of a tyranical patriarch and family across three generations, from 1919 (the Egyptian Revolution against the British) to the end of WWII in 1944."
Genghis: Birth of an Empire: A Novel (The Khan Dynasty)
Genghis: Birth of an Empire: A Novel (The Khan Dynasty)
""Conqueror" series of 6?.  Based on the Mongols of the Asian steppes in the 12th century.  Features the life of Mongol warlord Genghis Khan and his descendants."
The Lion of St. Mark (The Venetians, Book 1)
The Lion of St. Mark (The Venetians, Book 1)
""The Venetians" trilogy.  Saga of a bitter and enduring conflict between two powerful 15th century Renaissance Venician (Italy) noble families.  Also features historic representation of Venice (1452-1472 Turkish siege of Constantinople, 1473-1484 Ferrara War pitting Venice against many Italian rivals, 1494 French King Charles VIII's invasion of the Italian Peninsula.)"
Ben Retallick (Retallick series)
Ben Retallick (Retallick series)
""Retallick" series of 9.  Features the multi-generations of British Retallick family in various colonial locales (England, Australia, and South Africa). The series begins in early 19th century Cornwall England and concludes in 1915.  (See also "Savage" series of 8 by John Masters set in British colonial India 17th c. to 1947.)"
Sackett's Land: A Novel
Sackett's Land: A Novel
""Sackett" (western) family series of 17.  Chronicles multi-generations of the Sackett family as they move from Elizebethen England (1600) to America, cross the Atlantic wilderness, settle in the Appalachians, move west to the Great Plains, the Rockies, and on to California.  (See also the "Lonesome Dove" tetralogy by Larry McMurtry.)"
The Story of Blue Eye: Sun on the Mountains, Book 1
The Story of Blue Eye: Sun on the Mountains, Book 1
""Sun on the Mountains" trilogy.  Follows six generations of a Quaker banker family forced from Philadelphia for their pacifist beliefs at the time of the American Revolutionary War. The family re-establishes their lives and fortunes on the Canadian West prairie."
White Indian
White Indian
""The Colonization of America" (aka "White Indian") 28 volume series.  Story of a white English infant abducted and raised as a Seneca Indian ("Renno"), who becomes a warrior chief during the turbulent times of colonial America.  Series begins in 1670 and continues with generations of Renno’s descendants."
Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787
Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787
""Poldark Saga" series of 12.  Features a landed gentry family in a small coal mining communicty.  Set in 18th and early 19th century Cornwall England."
This Calder Range (Calder Saga)
This Calder Range (Calder Saga)
""Calder Saga" 11 volume series beginning in pioneer Montana. "Very rugged cowboy marries naive young Texan, makes good, becomes a cattle baron with a legacy to hand down the generations.  Historical romance crossover.  (See also "Texas" quartet by Fern Michaels.)"
The Proud Villeins (Bridges Over Time, Book I)
The Proud Villeins (Bridges Over Time, Book I)
""Bridges Over Time" series of 6.  Saga of an English family through nine centuries; from slaves to serfs to yeoman farmers to landed gentry.  Series begins in medieval 1040 and concludes in 1216."
Wagons West : Independence
Wagons West : Independence
""Wagons West" series of 24.  Series features the families on the first wagon trains to Oregon in 1837.  Includes the experiences of their descendants through 1941.  Holt family dynasty is introduced and featured in series: "Wagons West: The Frontier" trilogy, "Wagons West: The Empire" trilogy, and 10 book "The Holts: An American Dynasty"."
The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Chronicles Series #1)
The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Chronicles Series #1)
""Saxon Chronicles" (aka "Uhtred") 5+? series.  About Viking Alfred the Great and his Danish descendants set 9-10th century England."
Gower Street (The Performers family saga)
Gower Street (The Performers family saga)
""Performers" 12 volume series.  Traces the rich, dramatic history of two London families from the early 19th century through World War II and after."
When the Lion Feeds (Courtney Family, Book 1)
When the Lion Feeds (Courtney Family, Book 1)
""Courtney" series of 13.  Chronicles the lives of successive generations of the Courtney family, from 1660s-1987 against the backdrop of S. African history.  (See also Smith's "Ballantyne" series which traces the Ballantyne family 1860s- 1980s, against a background of the history of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).)"
Children of the Lion
Children of the Lion
""Children of the Lion" 19? series.  Series loosely based on Old Testament biblical events and follows the history of Abraham and the fictional descendants of Cain.  (See also the "Ark Chronicles" quartet by Vaughn Heppner.)"
Niccolò Rising: The First Book of The House of Niccolò
Niccolò Rising: The First Book of The House of Niccolò
""House of Niccolo" 8 book series set in 15th century Renaissance Flanders.  Features a dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a powerful mercantile empire.  Dunnett's "Lymond Chronicles" 6 volume series continues the stories of "House of Niccolò's" descendants in the 16th century."
Dusk: A Novel (Modern Library Paperbacks)
Dusk: A Novel (Modern Library Paperbacks)
""Rosales Saga" series of 5.  Chronicles a century of Philippine history as experienced by multi-generations of one family.  Begins with Filipino life on the eve of the Spanish-American War in 1880s."
The World is Not Enough
The World is Not Enough
"Trilogy set in 12th c. France and Middle East at the time of the 3rd Crusade.  Chronicles the life and love of French baron Ansiau of Linnieres, his wife Alis of Puiseaux, and their kith and kin.  A "tragic vision" of life in the Middle Ages.   Series includes "The World Is Not Enough" ("Argile et Cendres"), "The Cornerstone" ("La Pierre Angulaire"), and "Destiny of Fire" ("Les Brûlés")."
The Magnificent Savages
The Magnificent Savages
""Savage Saga" 4 book series.  Story follows the international adventures of a wealthy New York clan descended from a shipping magnate. Series begins in 1851 and continues through pre-WWII."